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RustiKo Soho

4.1
44 reviews
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£25 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Authentic
  • Casual
  • Good for Birthdays
RustiKo is an independent boutique that sets itself apart from the chain eateries that is so often seen in modern day Soho. Located in the heart of Soho, Rustiko serves a home made Italian soul food menu "the way mamma used to make it", in a rustic interior. All food is complemented by a funky playlist, a carefully composed wine list, and a cocktail list crafted by our expert bartenders.

Our bar prides itself as a neighbourhood retreat- relaxed, friendly, and exuding a particular family vibe. This is epitomised by our downstairs cocktail lounge, The Shed. Expect comfy sofas, quirky decor, a polaroid wall, and even a rocking chair!

The RustiKo philosophy is to bring the vintage Soho experience back to London, and we look forward to sharing it with you!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of Operation
Sunday : Thursday: 12:00 - 17:00 and 17:00 - 22:00
Friday - Saturday: 12:00 - 22:30




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020 7734 6361
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Public Transit
Leicester Square station

Piccadilly station
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar
What 44 People Are Saying
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4.1
food
4.0
service
3.8
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3.8
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Food was good and staff was very nice.

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3.0Dined on 16 March 2018

Our waitress was lovely and food was good. We were served the wrong meals which sat in front of us for some time before they realised their mistake. The meals were then taken over the other table. Personally I would not have accepted food that was getting cold and which had been sitting with other people. Pizzas and pastas were good. Wine was extortionate for what it was - around 40 pounds for a basic chianti.

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3.0Dined on 9 February 2018

The food was pretty good all round, and good beer selection although none on draft but the main issue was the house wine at £30. We were pretty surprised when the bill came to around £50 per head (3 courses with wine) but the quality didn't really reflect this I don't think.

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4.0Dined on 3 February 2018

Decent restaurant for Italian flavour food. Not widest of menus but enough to provide enough variety for everyone. Wine is very pricey.

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5.0Dined on 31 December 2017

An excellent evening in this atmospheric venue. The food was superb and the only disappointing thing about it was the lack of pasta layers and the meat between the layers of the lasagne, to much cheese and sauce.
One of our party was vegetarian and the chef prepared a spaghetti carbonara without the ham for her, which she absolutely loved.

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3.0Dined on 13 December 2017

The food was quite bland therefore I was disappointed by my meal. Cocktails were the best bit especially as we got there in time to take advantage of happy hour.

There was a draft coming through the closed window that we were seated by upstairs and it was very cold so we had to ask to move tables. The waitress didn't mind and she even put the heater on for us. Service was good - shame about the food!

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5.0Dined on 22 November 2017

We popped in to Rustiko some weeks back just looking for somewhere quick to eat. The pasta was so good and the service so friendly we have now been back three more times.

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5.0Dined on 17 November 2017

A group of six ate before a show. Good food, good, if relaxed, service.

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5.0Dined on 12 October 2017

Great food, service and cocktails - what more could you ask for . Will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on 6 October 2017

Went here for a birthday meal post theatre, and the staff were very attentive even late into the evening. A little bit of miscommunication when it came to my Dad asking whether service had been included and the waitress said no but it had... Food was delicious, the garlic bread was dreamy and they made a real effort with a desert birthday plate which was perfect!

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2.0Dined on 8 September 2017

Very quiet.

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4.0Dined on 30 August 2017

Small restaurant with a chill room on the lower ground. A good range of options on the menu, shame the specials board wasn't highlighted to us though.

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3.0Dined on 5 August 2017

Their website stated genuine homemade Italian food yet their menu was very questionable? There were 5 of us and we all something different from the menu and we all felt the food was very bland and lacked flavour/seasoning, it lacked authenticity which was why we had chosen this restaurant.

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3.0Dined on 18 June 2017

The food was nice but it was overpriced and had no atmosphere (empty and no music). I wouldn't warn people off it but equally I wouldn't recommend it either. All round ok experience.

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4.0Dined on 16 June 2017

We were pleasantly surprised to be able to get a booking for f
a Friday evening in Soho. The decor is rustic as the name and we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and wine.
Very good value for the quality odf what we were served.

I wouldnt go here for a quiet meal as there is music but the 1st floor dining room room wasn't too crammed with tables and felt very laid back fro Soho Friday night.

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5.0Dined on 4 March 2017

We visited on a Saturday night and it has a nice bustling atmosphere. The menu had lots of choice and the lasagne was gorgeous! We chatted to the owner for a while who was very friendly and made us feel welcome. Will definitely be back for a return visit.

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2.0Dined on 25 February 2017

Service a bit slow though this was Saturday night and they were very busy. Whitebait tasted overcooked, Lasagne I ordered wasn't really up to scratch and seemed swamped in tomato and cheese without much meat. A ready meal would have been cheaper and would have had the same quality. That said my date seemed happy with her Lobster pasta dish. Good wine and they were helpful enough about that. I think the need to look at food quality more and be a little less frugal with the meat.

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5.0Dined on 24 February 2017

Excellent authentic Italian with a modern twist. Great bar downstairs for Italian tapas

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5.0Dined on 28 January 2017

We were visiting London and happened upon this place. Lovely dinner.

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4.0Dined on 28 January 2017

I organised a small birthday dinner with some friends. The food was great and the staff were friendly. The vibe is relaxed and lovely with nice soft lighting and the food is great - delicious, authentic Italian. Exactly what we were in the mood for, though the menu could have been a little more diverse in terms of pasta dishes. Quite good value for money when reviewing the menu and booking. There is a gratuity added at point of payment that I wasn't previously aware of but this may be common in the UK (in Australia there is not tipping).

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3.0Dined on 21 January 2017

I expected the restaurant to be a bit quieter than it was, we were located at a table close to the bar where customers were stood. I had expected the table to be in a similar setting to the pic on the Rustico website!

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4.0Dined on 16 December 2016

Great food and they really were very kind in accommodating my friend's birthday, including prosecco! Service was a little bit off at the start as our booking change hadn't been accommodated for (from 2 to 3 people) and we were made to feel a bit bad about making that change, even though we did it online and in advance of the reservation time. However, aside from that it was really nice. Pizza was excellent and cocktails were unusual and great value.

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5.0Dined on 7 December 2016

RustiKo is fast becoming a firm favourite - equally good for a catch-up with the girls as it is for a date. Gorgeous food (if a little pricey) and delicious cocktails made creatively and with love and attention.

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5.0Dined on 4 December 2016

Absolutely fantastic food - best lasagne I've ever had

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2.0Dined on 19 November 2016

The restaurant wrote the review on my behalf after the meal.

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3.0Dined on 19 November 2016

Cool interior design of the restaurant especially downstairs (karaoke bar space).

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3.0Dined on 18 November 2016

Ok. Room for improvement though

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5.0Dined on 17 November 2016

I first came across Rustiko after being invited to the restaurant's anniversary event, there was a fantastically friendly atmosphere, free samples from the new menu and inspired cocktails all night, with free 50% vouchers as we left. I came again last week and the food and staff were excellent again, and the drinks menu was very diverse and authentic. I couldn't recommend them enough!

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5.0Dined on 14 November 2016

Very unique, personal feel like being in someone's home. Lovely.

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2.0Dined on 9 October 2016

I ordered a pasta dish, which considering this is an Italian restaurant, really should have been delicious. The sauce was very greasy and salty and the pasta below average - I thought it would have been fresh but definitely did not taste it. For £10 this was a huge let down and I spent the rest of the day downing water because the dish was so salty. The service however was good but this could have been down the fact we were the only people in the restaurant for most of the time we were there. The restaurant was cold because the door and front windows were open. Another guest asked them to be closed but the staff said it wasn't possible. Overall the restaurant does have potential but falls short in a lot of areas.

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5.0Dined on 24 September 2016

Lobster linguine was poor, not much lobster in shell or in linguine

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4.0Dined on 20 August 2016

Calamari starter initially cold;
some difficulty in communication with staff members

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4.0Dined on 5 July 2016

Excellent food and service, but spoilt by very loud music.

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4.0Dined on 18 May 2016

Very tasty food - parmigiana starter and lobster linguine were delicious.
Nice cosy interior and good service - unfortunately there was a mixup with our Gourmet Society card saying 2for1 and the waiter and mgmt were only aware of 25% off. It held us up for awhile while the waitor checked with the General manager but all was sorted eventually and our waitor kindly removed the service fee as well.

Great value if you have a Gourmet Society card!

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2.0Dined on 5 May 2016

The service was pretty poor, inattentive to the point of being ignored. It seemed they were probably under staffed. The food was bland. We had one course and went else were for the rest of our meal.

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5.0Dined on 3 May 2016

Great service and wonderful food as always.
Lovely atmosphere .

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4.0Dined on 23 April 2016

The food at Rustiko is great. Simple, flavoursome Italian food! The lobster spaghetti looked delicious and so did the risotto. We all left very content.
If there is anything they should look into is the service. Although the manager seemed to be on it all the time, his staff lets him down. We had to ask 3 times for a bottle of water and were rushed to order our food.
On the whole I'd still come back as the meal was very nice and I'd be happy to give the waiting staff one more chance to redeem themselves.

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5.0Dined on 19 April 2016

Small but perfectly formed; nice food and good service. Nice atmosphere as well and enjoyed sitting upstairs.

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4.0Dined on 5 April 2016

Supper with friends was really enjoyable in the relaxed and friendly Rustiko. The service isn't silver but is low key and we spent over 3 hours catching up without feeling we had to move after the usual 2.
Food was wonderful especially the meatballs and overall great value for money in an increasingly expensive Soho. Would definitely recommend.

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3.0Dined on 24 March 2016

Food was good but disappointed with service. We were forgotten about most of the time - it was as though the waiters didn't feel like serving us. We literally had to chase them for menus, for the bill, etc. Overall not bad.

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